Worcester Porcelain Rich Queens Pattern Beaker Hand Painted England, Circa 1815


This is a gem! This hand painted Chamberlains Worcester beaker is decorated in the “Rich Queens” pattern, pattern #78. Another name for this pattern is the “Best Queen’s “pattern, and in our opinion, it is the best! It is one of the most beautiful early 19th-century English porcelain patterns. Despite its small size,(4.1″ tall) this beaker has an undeniable impact. Made by Chamberlains Worcester, the beaker is lavishly decorated with enamels of Imari colors: cobalt blue and iron red. Unexpected turquoise and green leaves heighten our appreciation of all the colors. The gilding, the colors, and the artistry are all fabulous! The design has four reserves on white ground showing Japanese-style iron red chrysanthemums with turquoise and green leaves. These reserves are separated by four bands with deep underglaze blue and lavish gilding in a diaper pattern. The bands are reserved in the middle with iron red mons. The attention to detail in this piece is truly remarkable, and it stands as a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Chamberlains Worcester.
The beaker is small (4.1 inches tall) but makes a significant impression.

Dimensions: 4.1″ tall x 3.9” diameter across the top

Condition: Excellent.

In stock

See “Chamberlains Worcester Porcelain 1788-1852” by Geoffrey A. Godden, pg 267, plate 337. The caption reads, “A rare early form of Chamberlain bough pot…Decorated with the Rich Queen’s pattern…c.1798-1805

Background of Chamberlains Worcester Best Queens pattern

The Chamberlains pattern is derived directly from a popular design used at Worcester from 1768 until at least 1780. Chamberlains Worcester, begun in 1788, began making the Best Queens pattern in the late 18th century.


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